February 3 in Gennett History…

1898: Happy 125th Birthday, Lil Hardin Armstrong! (2/3/1898). She recorded and co-wrote “Workingman Blues” with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Richmond on 10/5/1923. It appeared on Gennett 5275, Biltmore 1028, and Tempo R-29. 

1922: Ernest Hare recorded “Why the Difference Is in the Tone” in NYC.  This  appeared as an unnumbered demonstration recording as to the superiority of Starr’s line of phonographs.  

1926: Fiddlin’ Sam Long recorded “Echoes of the Ozarks” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 3284, Challenge 103, and Buddy 8018.  The recording  featured Long (f) and Roy Kastner (g). 

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